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Title: The self as a complex dynamic system
Authors: Mercer, Sarah
Keywords: Complexity theory
Dynamic systems
Learner differences
The self
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Zakład Filologii Angielskiej Wydział Pedagogiczno-Artystyczny Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Kaliszu
Citation: Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2011, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 57-82.
Abstract: This article explores the potential offered by complexity theories for under-standing language learners’ sense of self and attempts to show how the self might usefully be conceived of as a complex dynamic system. Rather than presenting empirical findings, the article discusses existent research on the self and aims at outlining a conceptual perspective that may inform future studies into the self and possibly other individual learner differences. The article concludes by critically considering the merits of a complexity perspective but also reflecting on the challenges it poses for research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10593/1463
ISSN: 2083-5205
Appears in Collections:Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2011, vol. 1, no. 1

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